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Old 16-04-2008, 18:51   #46
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Re: Virgin Suck!

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funny you said that, since i upgraded to the V+ box my microwave does not ping anymore
Try a traceroute
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Old 18-04-2008, 01:26   #47
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funny you said that, since i upgraded to the V+ box my microwave does not ping anymore
just stand infront of it and when you see all zero's shout PING

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Re: Virgin Suck!

hahah thats just hilarious!

Coming back after a weeks Ban - this is funny!
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Old 19-04-2008, 13:36   #49
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Re: Virgin Suck!

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im sick of this.... i was previously with ntl. i had ntl installed 4 days before my daughter was born 2 years ago and had absolutly no problem... they did there utmost to fix my problems and fixed them straight away.

then 2 years later virgin media take over and destroy the lot. slow downloads even with non bit torrent downloads, very slow browsing, i like to play a few online games when i get the time i.e call of duty 4 and the ping is just so horrible barley playable. ive rung them up 4 times and complained but nothing gets done

im on a 20mb line and i do a speed test with www.speedtest.net (maidenhead server) i get 450 ping 1.5mb download, 80 upload and all i get is the usual crap oh theres maintence in ur area... im sure maintence doesnt take 4 months


anyone else had same problems ? and feel like they need to get a new isp

thanks for reading my stupid post :P
You can blame your beloved NTL for the problems!

Telewest was voted best customers services for years running best isp for years running etc.
NTL was a company plagued with problems and then they bought Telewest! They rebranded and rent the Virgin name after acquiring Vmobile. It is the same stupid NTL Board and stupid NTL share holders making the choices!

Before going off on one learn the facts.
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You can blame your beloved NTL for the problems!

Telewest was voted best customers services for years running best isp for years running etc.
NTL was a company plagued with problems and then they bought Telewest! They rebranded and rent the Virgin name after acquiring Vmobile. It is the same stupid NTL Board and stupid NTL share holders making the choices!

Before going off on one learn the facts.

This is the same every where - especially in the hosting industry! People just dont have the noggins to go and find out first before slating!
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Old 19-04-2008, 17:32   #51
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Re: Virgin Suck!

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You can blame your beloved NTL for the problems!

Telewest was voted best customers services for years running best isp for years running etc.
NTL was a company plagued with problems and then they bought Telewest! They rebranded and rent the Virgin name after acquiring Vmobile. It is the same stupid NTL Board and stupid NTL share holders making the choices!

Before going off on one learn the facts.
Whilst i agree with what your saying.

Ntl didnt buy Telewest they merged.
Virgin mobile and virgin.net were owned by ntl prior to the merge
Since it was a merger the shareholders are both ntl and telewest.
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Old 19-04-2008, 21:51   #52
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You can blame your beloved NTL for the problems!

Telewest was voted best customers services for years running best isp for years running etc.
NTL was a company plagued with problems and then they bought Telewest! They rebranded and rent the Virgin name after acquiring Vmobile. It is the same stupid NTL Board and stupid NTL share holders making the choices!

Before going off on one learn the facts.

No sorry.
That persons contract is now with vm, it is now their problem, not NTL'S, which now does not exist
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Re: Virgin Suck!

my brother lived in Dagenham and used NTL nothing but trouble from day one.
They take the Virgin name and its still trouble and it still says NTL on parts of his bill.
i live in Essex and we are telewest with the Virgin name, service excellent.one of the best in the country (thurrock).
my brother is moving nearby and can't wait for a real 20mb service not the so called 20mb Ntl service.

its all down to who put the spaghetti under the pavement NTL or Telewest.
Virgin are just the sauce......sending out the bills
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Old 20-04-2008, 15:36   #54
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Re: Virgin Suck!

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my brother lived in Dagenham and used NTL nothing but trouble from day one.
They take the Virgin name and its still trouble and it still says NTL on parts of his bill.
i live in Essex and we are telewest with the Virgin name, service excellent.one of the best in the country (thurrock).
my brother is moving nearby and can't wait for a real 20mb service not the so called 20mb Ntl service.

its all down to who put the spaghetti under the pavement NTL or Telewest.
Virgin are just the sauce......sending out the bills
Actually, a lot of it precedes NTL or Telewest; the original infrastructure could have been (mmmm, let's see if I can remember the companies before NTL and Telewest bought them out)
Diamond Cable
Cable London
Encom
Jones Cable
PacTel
Nynex
Comcast
Videotron
CableTel
Birmingham Cable
Yorkshire Cable
Atlantic
Cambridge Cable

Probably forgotten some - so as you can see, there are lots of different infrastructures that need merging / updating.
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Old 20-04-2008, 15:52   #55
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Re: Virgin Suck!

telewest used Diamond Cable around here and they did a good job

and i don't know who is working on the system at the moment put its all being updated around here.
it was ok and working fine,hope they don't ball's it up
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Old 20-04-2008, 20:53   #56
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Re: Virgin Suck!

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im sick of this.... i was previously with ntl. i had ntl installed 4 days before my daughter was born 2 years ago and had absolutly no problem... they did there utmost to fix my problems and fixed them straight away.

then 2 years later virgin media take over and destroy the lot. slow downloads even with non bit torrent downloads, very slow browsing, i like to play a few online games when i get the time i.e call of duty 4 and the ping is just so horrible barley playable. ive rung them up 4 times and complained but nothing gets done

im on a 20mb line and i do a speed test with www.speedtest.net (maidenhead server) i get 450 ping 1.5mb download, 80 upload and all i get is the usual crap oh theres maintence in ur area... im sure maintence doesnt take 4 months


anyone else had same problems ? and feel like they need to get a new isp

thanks for reading my stupid post :P

It'd be better if you helped the guy out in stead of ripping the p... out of the post. The part he says since Virgin took over is a phrase used over and over on this forum. It serves as a point of reference for when it started to go seriously wrong broadband wise.

I'm way way ahead of you with the poor speeds. For me it's a utilisation issue. I keep getting new dates for fixes but nothing has 100% sorted it out yet, but it it getting a little better.
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Re: Virgin Suck!

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It'd be better if you helped the guy out in stead of ripping the p... out of the post. The part he says since Virgin took over is a phrase used over and over on this forum. It serves as a point of reference for when it started to go seriously wrong broadband wise.

I'm way way ahead of you with the poor speeds. For me it's a utilisation issue. I keep getting new dates for fixes but nothing has 100% sorted it out yet, but it it getting a little better.

Doesnt bother me - I have a full 20MB service. God I remember when it was Diamond Cable We used to have it when I was a kid... dont know why we changed to be honest
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It'd be better if you helped the guy out in stead of ripping the p... out of the post. The part he says since Virgin took over is a phrase used over and over on this forum. It serves as a point of reference for when it started to go seriously wrong broadband wise.

I'm way way ahead of you with the poor speeds. For me it's a utilisation issue. I keep getting new dates for fixes but nothing has 100% sorted it out yet, but it it getting a little better.
instead of using speedtest.net which gives some very strange results some times.
Try speedguide.net and download there internet TCPOpimizer.

max out the settings and run your card to 100Mbps/full Duplex.

all this can also be found on the virgin home page.

sorry for the funny ha ha's but we are with Virgin and you need a laugh
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Re: Virgin Suck!

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Whilst i agree with what your saying.

Ntl didnt buy Telewest they merged.
Virgin mobile and virgin.net were owned by ntl prior to the merge
Since it was a merger the shareholders are both ntl and telewest.
For companies to merge one needs to buy the other! It's a well known fact that NTL actually wanted to buy Telewest but they couldn't on paper due them being near on bankrupt so on paper Telewest bought NTL.

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No sorry.
That persons contract is now with vm, it is now their problem, not NTL'S, which now does not exist
You obviously do not understand my post. Read it again! He was happy with his NTL services and now blames VM for the trouble! His beloved ntl are still in charge but under a different name which they choose to rent because Ntl had such a bad rep!
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Re: Virgin Suck!

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then 2 years later virgin media take over and destroy the lot. slow downloads even with non bit torrent downloads, very slow browsing, i like to play a few online games when i get the time i.e call of duty 4 and the ping is just so horrible barley playable. ive rung them up 4 times and complained but nothing gets done
haha this is funny!

My PC blue screened it's Virgin's fault!

Mate,

its the same network, the same staff, the same board of directors, same services all thats different is they paid £30 Million to use the Virgin name oh and they merged all 3 NTL, Telewest & Blueyonder!

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